Two Poets author Kevin Gillam has won a Sawtooth Writing Prize (Poetry) for ‘the moon’s reminder’. Run by the Sawtooth Art Gallery in Tasmania, the award is for an ekphrastic poem written in response to a piece of art featured in a 2014 exhibition.
A new iPad application featuring picture books from Fremantle Press has been launched by local company Sumo. The Quality Time app will connect families whose parents are working away from home by allowing them to download picture books and read them together in real time.
Five authors are contenders for the 2014 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award. Louise Allan, Madelaine Dickie, Portland Jones, Mihaela Nicolescu and Nicole Sinclair are in the running for a cash prize of $12,000 plus a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.
This year saw Margaret Rose Stringer, author of And Then Like My Dreams, launch herself upon a program of author talks at a number of local Sydney libraries. Catch Margaret Rose at her last author talk for the year at Castle Hill Library on 28 November.